Dental Bridges on the Upper West Side, NYC
Diagnosis is the basis of a good treatment plan. Successful dental care is only possible with an effective plan.
What are Partials and Bridges?
Also known as a fixed partial denture, a dental bridge is a fixed, or non-removable, durable restoration typically performed when you are missing a tooth or several teeth in a row. Dental bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth and “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be.
Not only will a dental bridge replace your teeth and restore your smile but it also can help keep your remaining teeth in their correct position so that you can maintain your tooth alignment and a proper bite. The highly trained dentists at Manhattan Dental Arts have extensive experience using dental bridges to transform smiles. Call (212) 247-2330 to schedule an appointment at our office on the Upper West Side today!
What to expect during dental bridgework
It usually takes two dental visits to complete a dental bridge.
During your first visit, your dentist will inject a local anesthetic is injected to make you comfortable. He or she will then prepare the neighboring teeth by removing part of the enamel to recontour these teeth to allow room for the crown. Next, a dental impression of the teeth is made to use as a model to make your crowns, pontic and bridge. To protect your exposed gums and teeth while your bridge is under construction, your dentist will make a temporary bridge.
During your second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary bridge and adjust the new metal or porcelain bridge to ensure a proper fit. You may require multiple visits, so the dentist can check how the metal framework and bite fit. If you have a fixed bridge, your dentist might cement it temporarily in place for a couple of weeks to ensure it fits properly and then permanently cement the bridge.
How long will a dental bridge last?
With proper care, the average lifespan of a bridge is typically 10 years.
Looking to schedule a consultation for a dental bridge on the Upper West Side? Call Manhattan Dental Arts at 212-247-2330 to schedule your appointment today